Liberty J. Weyandt

Liberty J. Weyandt

Associate
Office:Pittsburgh, PA
Phone:(412) 281-4256
Email:lweyandt@margolisedelstein.com
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Liberty J. Weyandt has been with Margolis Edelstein since 2001. Her practice is focused in Family Law, Collaborative Law, Employment Litigation and Estates and Probate.

In her Family Law practice, Liberty handles matters related to divorce, equitable distribution, support, child custody, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and protection from abuse matters. In addition to handling traditional family law litigation matters in Court, Liberty is also a trained Collaborative Law Attorney and Mediator. Through her Collaborative Law practice, clients can choose an alternative dispute resolution process in which the parties and their attorneys work together to resolve their disputes respectfully and civilly, without ever going to Court. Her Collaborative practice is not limited to divorce, as civil, probate and employment matters can also be handled collaboratively.

In her employment law practice, Liberty handles cases involving a multitude of prohibited work place discrimination and harassment changes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, such as gender, sexual, religious, national origin, racial, and pregnancy discrimination and harassment, in addition to matters under the Family Medical Leave Act, the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Wage and Labor Act, and the Age Discrimination Act. Liberty is currently developing a Civil Collaborative Law practice, as the Civil Chair of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, to provide clients with a valuable alternative to traditional litigation.

Liberty also is able to assist clients in estate planning, by drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives/Living Wills, as well as estate probate.

Education:

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Webster University (B.A. History/Political Science; Minor in Music, cum laude)

Honors:

  • Named one of Pittsburgh’s Legal Leaders by the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2007
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Liberty J. Weyandt

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (“CLASP”), www.clasplaw.org - Founding Member; Civil Committee Chair
  • The International Academy of Collaborative Processionals (“IACP”) www.collaborativepractice.com
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church Council Member

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • “Collaborative Divorce,” Pittsburgh, PA, October 2008 & February and March 2009
  • “Gender Issues in the Workplace,” Pittsburgh, PA, February 2009
  • VIP's - Very Important Papers: Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives - Pittsburgh 2015

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Representative Matters:

  • Cauvel v. Schwan's Home Service - Represented defendant in a Federal action before the Western District Court of Pennsylvania, involving a wrongful discharge claim. Defendant also filed a counterclaim against plaintiff, seeking damages for conversion, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. After a nearly two-week trial, a jury verdict was obtained in favor of defendant, which also awarded monetary damages to defendant on its counterclaims. Attorney fees and costs were also awarded to defendant by the Court.

Liberty J. Weyandt